FREE Adult-to-Adolescent Mental Health First Aid Training (School Doctors, Nurses and Counselors ONLY)

04 Oct 2023
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Adults (18 Yrs+)
Event type
In-Person Workshop

In partnership with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), The LightHouse Arabia is pleased to offer this Free-of-Cost training, which is open to School Healthcare professionals (School Counselors, School Nurses & School Doctors). This training will take place in-person at The LightHouse Arabia (821 Al Wasl Rd, Al Safa 2, Dubai).

Would you be able to identify the signs if a child or teenager was struggling with depression or anxiety? How would you respond if you knew a child or teen was suicidal or having a panic attack?

This evidence-based course is ideal for Adults who want to understand and support Mental Health difficulties in young people. Mental Health First Aid is the equivalent to physical first-aid training, but for mental health. It is a powerful toolkit that teaches you how to recognize and respond to signs of mental illness. No prior knowledge of mental health is required for you to learn these skills.

Date & Time: Wed. 04 October & Thurs. 05 October 2023

This training is a 2-Part course and will run over two consecutive days, in-person at The LightHouse Arabia.

Course Material & Certificate:

The course manual will be provided at The LightHouse Arabia. E-certificates will be e-mailed to participants upon completion of the course.

*This Free-of-cost training is open to School Healthcare professionals (School Counselors, School Nurses & School Doctors).

It is ideal for those interacting with adolescents (12 - 18 yrs old), though also relevant for those helping children and young people slightly younger or older.


  • Early warning signs of an emerging mental health issue
  • An existing mental health illness
  • Mental health crises

You will learn how to respond to youth struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Eating disorders

Mental Health crisis situations covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (i.e. self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Trauma
  • Severe effects of drugs or alcohol
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviors

Facilitated by

Farah Dahabi

Farah Dahabi

Clinical Social Worker